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Jan 15, 2017

Cookies and Basketball

My day was pretty much filled with 3 things: selling Girl Scout cookies, coaching basketball, and making treats for Teach's baby shower next week.

I managed to get the kids up about 9:30, hoping and assuming that Crafty and Baby Doll could get a bunch of cookie orders while I took Scout to her basketball game. That was coaching assignment number one, although to be fair, I asked Grandpa to step up today and be the head coach. He chose the teams and did the substitutions, but that didn't stop me from pacing the side of the floor and hollering instructions to the girls. They played a great game, but we still ended up losing.

When we got home just after 11:00, the kids had sold a few cookies and the house was a disaster. Drama Queen put things in order while I grabbed a bite to eat and then dropped Crafty at her rehearsal on my way to the second game. Dog Walker is technically the head coach of Baby Doll's team, but I'm afraid I tend to get a little excited and forget that sometimes. I should really step aside and let him do all the substitutions and things, but every week it doesn't happen. He had to be at work at 2:00 so he was a little nervous anyway.

They don't keep score in the kindergarten leagues, but I think these two teams were pretty even. Baby Doll made 4 baskets! She and one of the other boys were the only ones who shot the ball although the game was much better than last week. Maybe that is because I sent an email to the coordinator of our league...

I got back home just after 1:00 and had a minute to sit down and send a few texts and inquiries about cookies before we were off yet again. Sport's game was at 2:00 and his coach was out of town. Nobody wanted to step up, so when the coach's wife asked me last night at practice, I agreed. I tend to stay away from coaching the older boys. They don't seem to trust or respect me as a coach. You can figure out what that means.

But Sport was willing and I just took charge and put the boys on the floor. They played well and when one of the boys kept trying to overrule my coaching decisions, I finally put him on the bench to cool off for a couple of minutes. Honestly, when the other team is much faster, a zone is the best defense! We lost 35 - 19, but it was one of the better games the boys have played. One of the boys actually asked me if I would always be their coach!

Back at the house, Salsa was waiting around getting later and later for his 3:00 game, so we hopped in the car and sped off. We got there at 3:08 so he only missed the first half of the first quarter. Did I tell you Bossy started her new job as a cake decorator at Sam's Club? This was her first entire shift, so we had to help her kids get where they needed to go.

Back at the house by 4:30, I worked the phone for over 2 hours recording cookies orders from my friends and relatives. Thank you everyone for being so supportive! My sweet girls got a few orders of their own. Drama Queen made dinner and the orders became more sporadic so I worked on these cute favors for the shower in between texts. Oh, and Crafty got her answer for the Sweetheart's Dance.

Still so much to do.

That makes today pretty much like every other day of my life.

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

Gosh, I get so feeling a little overwhelmed when I read your schedule. How do you do it???? Coaching basketball sounds exhausting but fun too. I love basketball and would love to play except I am way too old. Love that Bossy will be doing cake decorating; awesome.
Girl Scout cookie selling has to be a big project; but I do love those cookies.
Hugs for all of you that help each other so much; I admire that!


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